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A friend of mine brought his computer over and in the process of putting a bunch of stuff on his computer, giving him a decent defragger, and of course marveling at the numbers a run through ad-aware and spybot brought up, I started then aborted an install of Virtual CD-ROM. Yes, 1.0. It's because I turned a couple of CD-R's, eons ago, into FCD files and wanted to install them on his PC.

At any rate, sometime today after installing Starcraft (!), the HDD (C:) icon in "My Computer" shows up as a CD-ROM. Double-clicking on it does not explore the HDD, but brings up Virtual CD-Rom's setup, which of course cannot complete because it won't run on XP (d'oh).

We can right-click and select "Open" or right-click and select "explore" to browse the hard drive, though. This is a PITA esp. for him who doesn't know much about computers (no comments on what *I* know about computers, please!) and uses MY COMPUTER --> C: to browse his HDD always.

How do I fix it?
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You could try System Restore and go back to a date "before" you installed the virtual Cdrom.

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You could try System Restore and go back to a date "before" you installed the virtual Cdrom.

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I am aware of that.

Does anybody have a way to fix this without "breaking" anything else?
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Why would system restore break anything else? Don't you trust it?? :tazz:

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Why would system restore break anything else?  Don't you trust it?? :tazz:

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the thing with system restore is that certain settings
that you've changed after setting a restore point would
be reverted to the older one after a restore.
this itself brings upon new headaches.
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I know that... but if you read the post, it's only been one day since he had the problem. If he restores to just a few days ago, providing he has a restore point, I doubt it would wipe many things out. It would more probably just fix his problem.

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I know that... but if you read the post, it's only been one day since he had the problem.  If he restores to just a few days ago, providing he has a restore point, I doubt it would wipe many things out.  It would more probably just fix his problem.

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yeah man, true.
i just hate these kinds of problem.
we just have to depend on restore utilities and
no one seems to know how to really fix it.

malevolution, have you tried using utilities such as
norton's windoctor?

besides, i doubt many ppl use system restore,
yours truly turns it off, being on a laptop, when every
gigabyte counts, i save at least 2-3 gigs. and that's a lot. :tazz:
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I don't use system restore either. I use erunt.

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I don't use system restore either.  I use erunt.

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oh. Never heard of that.
haha, anything is better than System Restore.
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oh. Never heard of that.
haha, anything is better than System Restore.


http://www.larsheder...nline.de/erunt/
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http://www.larsheder...nline.de/erunt/

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thanks for the info.
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